Nottingham UK– 14th January 2009– Monumental Games today announced that they are developing‘Hunter’s World’– a new MMO based on game hunting. Players take the role of hunters visiting a massive and varied wild hunting reserve, where they can compete and collaborate with real players in a persistent world. Hunters will be able to roam freely, interact with each other, and hunt everything from varmints to big game.
“Hunter’s World will be the first ever Massively Multiplayer Online Hunting game,” said Rob Watson, Lead Designer on the new title.“The IP for the game is Monumental’s own, and we’re already some way down the development path. We’re really excited about the experience we’re creating: it’s much richer and more compelling than anything that has come before in this genre– something that’s largely down to its MMO foundation.”
Hunter’s World will accurately simulate the hunting experience, and create an environment where people who share a passion for hunting can exchange their experiences and recreate their favourite hunts. The community website also goes live this week at www.huntersworldonline.com.
The title will bring a number of innovations to the hunting genre:
• Competition against real people and a wide variety of AI-controlled animals
• Collaboration with real people
• Multiple hunting lodges, each with their own unique characteristics
• A truly social game - players can communicate, hunt and socialise together
• Players can roam freely in a virtual hunting world where they can interact with thousands of others
• Players can purchase items (e.g. cars, weapons, clothing and so on) and customize their character
Hunter's World is Monumental's own intellectual property, developed with investment from EM Media. Monumental anticipate launching an open beta version of the game in 2009 and welcome enquiries from companies that may wish to partner on this project or advertise.
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ABOUT MONUMENTAL GAMES
Monumental Games Limited (MGL, UK) specialises in the development of multi-platform, multi-player online games based upon its proprietary Monumental Technology Suite (MTS). Formed in 2005 by CEO Rik Alexander and CTO Rocco Loscalzo, the company now employs over 100 developers across three studios in Nottingham (UK), Manchester (UK) and Pune (India). Monumental is dedicated to recruitment of the best online talent in the industry and constant improvement of its technology in order to consistently develop world-class titles.
For further information on Monumental Games please visit www.monumentalgames.com.